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Railroad Transport - Occupations Duties

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Accounts adjustable Clerk Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Compute corrected freight charges from waybill data, using comptometer, and posts corrections on freight bills
  • Correspond with other railroads to define accuracy of billing to arrange for settlement of adjusted accounts.

Agent telegrapher Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Supervise and coordinates activities of workers engaged in selling tickets checking baggage at railroad station not served by Station Manager r.r
  • Assign shift schedules to workers to make sure adequate service to patrons
  • Keep daily records of attendance
  • Sell tickets to patrons [Ticket Agent any industry ]
  • Answer inquiries from patrons concerning schedules and departures arrivals of trains
  • Relay train orders messages [Telegrapher r.r
  • Inspect buildings to detect maintenance needs
  • Verify records of daily ticket sales cash receipts
  • May supervise and coordinate activities of workers engaged in maintaining buildings grounds of railroad station
  • May perform duties of Express Clerk motor trans., r.r

Assistant Chief Train Dispatcher Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Assign locomotives, cabooses, and crews to trains to obtain most efficient use of equipment personnel within assigned railroad territory
  • Determine number of locomotives to be allocated to trains based on type of freight and number destinations of freight cars to be moved
  • Assign locomotives & cabooses to trains and schedules departure and movement of trains on specific tracks sidings according to ultimate destination of individual freight cars
  • Schedule and assigns initial, replacement, or emergency crews to trains depending upon available work time of individual crews purpose of trip
  • Route locomotives scheduled for preventive maintenance to destinations in proximity to designated maintenance facility to minimize cost of transfer to service site.

Assistant Engineer Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Monitor locomotive instruments watches for dragging equipment, obstacles on right-of-way, and train signals during run
  • Inventory supplies, like fuel, water and sand, for making sure safe, efficient operation during run
  • Inspect locomotive to detect damaged or worn parts
  • Observe oil, temperature, and pressure gauges on dashboard to ascertain if engine is operating safely efficiently
  • Observe track from left side of locomotive to detect obstructions on tracks
  • Observe train signals along route verifies their meaning for Locomotive Engineer r.r
  • Observe train as it goes around curves to detect dragging equipment smoking journal boxes
  • Observe signals from workers in rear of train relays information to Locomotive Engineer r.r
  • Signal Yard Coupler r.r
  • tran. to set handbrakes on cars to throw track switches when switching cars from train at way stations
  • Operate locomotive during emergency
  • May start diesel engine to warm engine before run
  • May be designated according to kind of locomotive as Firer, Diesel Locomotive r.r
  • tran. , Firer, Electric Locomotive r.r
  • tran. , or according to type of traffic as Road-Freight Firer r.r
  • tran. , Road-Passenger Firer r.r

Assistant Signal Maintainer And Signaling Equipment Technician Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Assist Signal Maintainer r.r
  • tran. to install and repair railroad signals signal equipment, working as member of crew
  • Load & unloads equipment supplies from trucks or flatcars
  • Digs holes, using post-hole digger, lines holes with wooden forms, and mixes pours concrete to build concrete foundations
  • Assist Signal Maintainer r.r
  • tran. in installing signals, making electrical connections to units, and performing routine maintenance repair on equipment
  • Perform other duties as described under Helper any industry Master Title
  • May install precast concrete foundations
  • May climb poles or dig trenches to install wiring, conduit, and related hardware.

Assistant Superintendent Transportation Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Direct and coordinates activities of personnel involved in transportation handling of freight within geographic subdivision of railroad
  • Investigate train derailments or other accidents directs clean-up operations
  • Direct activities of workers within railroad stations terminals.

Automat car Attendant Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Stock automatic food dispensing machines on railroad passenger car, makes change, and answers passengers queries regarding food selections
  • Place portions of specified foods, beverages and desserts on shelves in machine
  • Insert labels below windows of machines to indicate type of food or drink on shelf available for dispensing
  • Make change for passengers answers questions concerning selections
  • Observe gauges registering temperature in machine to make sure that food drink is kept cool or warm
  • Correct jamming common malfunctions of machines
  • Prepare requisition for food drink supplies
  • Clean interior exterior of machines, using damp cloth
  • Remove refuse from tables wipes them clean.

Baggage and mail Agent Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Supervise and coordinates activities of workers engaged in loading and unloading mail baggage
  • Coordinate work schedules in accordance with train schedules for making sure that transfer of mail luggage is completed in allotted time
  • Assign duties to workers
  • Observe workers serving passengers to make sure workers are courteous helpful
  • Supervise workers sorting, loading, and unloading sacks of mail
  • Notify Station Agent r.r
  • tran. I when tranfer of mail and baggage has been completed following prescribed rules regulations
  • Recommend new methods of transferring mail and luggage onto from trains
  • Review workflow production charts to define need for additional workers.

Baggage Handler Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Load stores baggage on passenger train
  • Inspect tags on baggage for making sure that baggage is routed to designated train
  • Load baggage in car according to destination recorded on tags, placing baggage to be unloaded last in rear of car
  • Unload baggage from train onto trailers at destination.

Brake Coupler Road Freight Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Perform any combination of following duties, working as member of train crew
  • Inspect couplings airhoses for making sure that they are securely fastened
  • Inspect journal boxes to make sure that they are lubricated
  • Inspect handbrakes on cars to make sure that they are released before run begins
  • Walk on top of cars peers down between them to inspect couplings, airhoses, and journal boxes
  • Sets warning signals, like flares, flags, lanterns, or torpedoes in front of at rear of train during emergency stops to warn oncoming trains
  • Climb ladder to top of car turns brakewheel to set car brakes or rides atop car to control its speed when it is shunted
  • Pull or pushes track switch to reroute cars during breakup at way stations
  • Signal Locomotive Engineer r.r
  • tran. to start or stop train when coupling or uncoupling cars
  • Ride in cab of engine or cupola of caboose to observe signals from other crewmembers
  • Make minor repairs to couplings, airhoses, and journal boxes
  • Report to Conductor, Road Freight r.r
  • tran. any equipment requiring major repairs.


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